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24/7 - Hey, That's Funny! Getting the Humor Into, and Out of, Your Picture Book

Join Heather Alexander and Mary-Kate Gaudet to learn what's so funny in picture books.

Mary-Kate Gaudet, Executive Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Heather Alexander, Heather Alexander Editorial

What did one editor say to the other? You stay here, I’ll go on a head. Wait, no, that’s hats. Heather Alexander and Mary-Kate Gaudet (Little, Brown) head up (get it?) a discussion about humor in picture books, including different styles of humor and the most effective ways to use them (as well as some things to avoid).


Your Instructor


Mary-Kate Gaudet
Mary-Kate Gaudet

Mary-Kate Gaudet (Executive Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) edits a variety of licensed, brand, and media tie-ins titles and manages publishing programs with such partners as Disney (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Hasbro (My Little Pony), and Warner Brothers (Teen Titans Go!)

She also acquires and edits trade picture books—championing off-beat, yet poignant storytelling—and works with creators such as Liz Climo (Rory the Dinosaur Wants a Pet), Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora (Horrible Bear!), and Refe and Susan Tuma (What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure).

A graduate of Fordham University, she joined Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2012 after having worked at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Sterling Publishing, and Denise Marcil Literary Agency.


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